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6 April 1995 Statistical best bases for fast encoding in magnetic resonance imaging
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We discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using a Karhunen-Loeve (K-L) expansion of a training set of images to reduce the number of encodes required for a magnetic resonance (MR) image of a new object. One form of this technique has been proposed and another implemented. We evaluate the error likely to be achieved as a function of the number of encodes and two technical problems: reduced SNR in the images and smoothing of the K-L functions in practice. As an alternative, we propose the use of joint best bases derived from the local trigonometric library as an approximation to the K-L basis. These bases approach the rate-distortion characteristic achieved by the K-L basis, but they are easier to use in MRI and can be applied with existing methods for fast acquisition.
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Dennis M. Healy, Douglas W. Warner, and John B. Weaver "Statistical best bases for fast encoding in magnetic resonance imaging", Proc. SPIE 2491, Wavelet Applications II, (6 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.205440;


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